Self-Storage Auction Firm Schur Success Raises $2K for Starlight Children's Foundation

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Schur Success Auction & Appraisal Inc., a Colorado Springs, Colo.-based company that conducts auctions at more than 200 self-storage facilities in three states, raised $2,000 for the Colorado chapter of the Starlight Children's Foundation. Founded in 1982, the nonprofit helps seriously ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities.

To raise the money, Schur Success donated a portion of its commissions from every unit it sold in the fourth quarter of 2012. In addition, auction bidders contributed to the cause, doubling the auction company’s intended donation. Schur Success also auctions off t-shirts and hats to encourage donations.

The company began raising money for charities in 2011. It selects a new recipient each quarter and has raised more than $13,000 for various charities. Previous recipients include the Wounded Warrior Project, which enlists the public's aid for the needs of injured service members, and Sense of Security, an organization that supports breast-cancer victims. The charity recipient for the first quarter of 2013 will be St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, a Memphis, Tenn.-based organization focused on advancing cures for pediatric diseases through research and treatment.

 “Our wonderful bidders and clients contributed along with us, so we have made this a continuing program,” said CEO Shannon Schur.

Schur Success is nearly a 30-year-old company that is 100 percent woman-owned. It has been the exclusive contract auctioneer for the city and county of Denver for more than 25 years. The company conducts self-storage auctions and works with government and commercial clients across Colorado.

CEO Shannon Schur is a Hall of Fame Auctioneer and a past-president of the Colorado Auctioneers Association. She and her husband, Rich, also operate United Country-Schur Success Realty & Auction LLC, a full-service real estate company, based in Monument, Colo.

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